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dealing with the debt ceiling. the uncertainty of whether there's going to be road program dollars, what the dollars are going to look like in education. nobody is planning outside of two months because they don't know what the debt ceiling is bowing to be, for the federal spending is going to be. a lot of private companies have a lot of money kind of in the bank waiting to see what finally happens so they can get on their with life. >> chip saltzman. karen finney. i'm sure we'll talk again. thank you so much. >>> also making news this morning, flu cases are surging across the country with health officials saying it's spreading much faster than usual. nbc's kevin tibbles is joining me from where emergency rooms are taking patients. 41 states have the serious problem. what are you hearing there? >> well, what we're hearing here at the st. francis hospital is that they are very busy and i can attest to that because i'm in the emergency room at the hospital right now. and as you've just said, chris, some 2200 people, more than 2200 people have actually been hospitalized with the flu. so far
of that whether it's the debt ceiling or gun control or immigration. he feels like he's better, and his team feels like he's better when he's outside of washington talking to people, talking to real people as opposed to negotiating with members of congress. they feel like he gets more leverage and is more influential that way then when in washington. >> john: it's all about the cameras. reid epstein, thank you for your piece and thank you for being on the show tonight. >> thank you. >> john: with more on the logistics of president obama's second term let's bring back in current tv correspondent david schuster and the senior fellow at media matters eric boehlert. as reid pointed out you have george w. bush hobbled his last two years. and president reagan was hobbled the last two years of his administration. we've never seen a president since eisenhower, a two-term president who had a smooth final two years. do you think the end game here is he can book end the terms two years with the majority, two years as a punching back and then two years having the majority back. >> that would be great. everybo
-control, fiscal cliff, debt ceiling, perhaps a obamacare. joining us now, editor at large for breitbart news, author of the new book bullies, how the left culture of fear and intimidation silences america. first, welcome. and secondly, congratulations on the book. >> thank you so much. lou: timely and terrific at the same time. >> well, thank you. lou: let's start with, if we may, because it ties in neatly, your most recent article talking about control and the way in which it is being driven. to me at least it seems fairly clear it is an orchestrated effort from the state and local level through thefederal government across our society to take on and control. perhaps once and for all in the minds of many on the left. >> absolutely. the left is using the sandy hook massacre as a way to bully everyone on the right who is pro second amendment, standing on the bodies of dead kids, and what they're saying is, if you disagree with the politically that means you don't care about those kids and they're out important to you because all you care about is the guns. think about this for a second. start
for a full-blown fight over the debt ceiling in his first month on the job? pocket change. you heard about this idea. the trillion dollar coin to handle the debt ceiling. well, today we will tell you where it all started and whether or not it is really something president obama might use. they won't rule it out important some reason. and back to the future. the gun debate of 1994 had many lessons for the fight unfolding today. what can president obama learn from president clinton's success? good morning from washington. thursday, january 10, 2013. this is "the daily run-down." i'm chuck todd. let's get to my first read of the morning. this afternoon president obama will formally name his chief of staff, jack lew, to replace treasury secretary tim geithner. a sign the white house expects a big fight over the federal budget lew is the safe pick. he has been confirmed twice by the senate before. just in this administration. if confirmed in time, he can face his first test next month over the debt ceiling. lew is a walk among walks. described in one profile by the huffington post. quote, as ha
, including whether or not to raise the debt ceiling. but lew's critics are howling. joining me on the phone is alabama senator jeff sessions. a top republican on the senate budget committee and says that lew must never be confirmed. thanks for speaking with us today, senator. let's get right to it. what is your main objection here? >> look, mr. lew has been the point man for the president in misrepresenting the fundamentals of our debt situation. for example, in early 2011, when he was budget director, he came before our committee, went on television, and stated that our budget will get us over the next several years, to the point where we can look the american people in the eye, and say we're not adding to the debt anymore. we're spending money we have, only money we have each year. we can work on bringing down our national debt. he said his budget would do that, when in actuality, added $13 trillion to the debt over 10 years. and the lowest single deficit in one year during that period was $600 billion. looks like that number was lower than the truth is going to be. melissa: yes. >> i gue
the budget. whether it's the debt ceiling or sequestration or the actual budget that the u.s. hasn't created since 2009, the next six to eight months is all going to be about the budget. my sense is, i don't know whether jack lue is the guy for all four years. he's definitely the guy for the next several months. he headed the office of management and budget, that's called the omb, twice. once under clinton, and then after peter orszag left under president obama. this guy knows budgets. he knows everything about it. no learning curve. he is dropping right into the debt ceiling debate. very weird because geithner's leaving. he's got to get into it. for the immediate problem he seems eminently qualified, michael. >> heck of a job. his tenure at citigroup, he was at city group, has raised concerns in some quarters. the coo, chief operating officer, of the alternative investments unit. >> yes. >> but that basically was a unit that bet against homeowners paying their mortgage, picked up a nice million-dollar bonus check. citi was bailed out. how's that going to go over? >> that's going to come up.
the authority under the 14th amendment to raise the debt ceiling on his own without waiting for congress? >> yes i do believe it has the authority but unfortunately the president made it clear he will not use the authority. i don't know whether he really believes he has it. he has made it clear he won't do it. >> bill: too bad. it would have been nice to see him issue that threat. >> peter: congressman, i want to ask you about a topic that's been gaining traction here in recent weeks. >> bill: one way to solve the debt ceiling problem. >> peter: one way to solve the debt ceiling problem is for the treasury to create a coin and deem it worth $1 trillion. it is the mint a coin campaign and use that to pay down our deficit. the white house yesterday was asked about it. they didn't rule it out. what's your take on that, congressman? is that something that we could possibly look at and even go down that path? >> i think we should look at it -- i think we should look at it very, very carefully. it is almost too good to be true, to be frank. we can solve this problem. this debt problem. and we can make
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